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Cricket World Cup records: Most runs, most wickets, highest totals and more

Australia were crowned champions for a sixth time in the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.

The Aussies completed one of the most sensational World Cup triumphs as Travis Head's phenomenal 137 capped a ruthless display, stunning the hosts India with a six-wicket victory in Ahmedabad.

As Australia celebrate a record-extending sixth title, we have scanned over the record books to bring you the biggest and best feats achieved.

Most Men's Cricket World Cup wins

Australia lead the way with six wins, with their most recent win coming in 2023.

West Indies won the first two World Cups (1975 and 1979) but have not claimed the title since and failed to qualify for the recent tournament.

Most consecutive Men's Cricket World Cup wins

Again it is Australia who lead the way here with three wins on the spin in 1999, 2003 and 2007

England won the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup for the first time in 2019.

Biggest Men's Cricket World Cup winning margin

Australia's 309-run victory over the Netherlands in the 2023 Cricket World Cup is the biggest margin of victory in the tournament's history.

After compiling a mammoth 399-8 from their 50 overs, Australia then dismissed their opponents for just 90 in Delhi.

Highest Men's Cricket World Cup innings total

South Africa's total of 428-5 against Sri Lanka at the 2023 Cricket World Cup is the highest score in the tournament's history.

Lowest Men's Cricket World Cup innings total

In 2003, one of the rank outsiders, Canada, managed just 36 runs in 18.4 overs against Sri Lanka.

Highest Men's Cricket World Cup innings total in knockout match

India set New Zealand a score of 397 to chase in the semi-finals of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, the highest total in a knockout match.

Highest Men's Cricket World Cup successful run chase

Pakistan successfully chased down a target of 345 against Sri Lanka with six wickets to spare at the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

Best Men's Cricket World Cup team record

Unsurprisingly, six-time winners Australia lead the way with 79 wins from 107 World Cup matches, boasting an impressive 73.8% win record.

Worst Men's Cricket World Cup team record

It is Scotland who have the worst Cricket World Cup record, with 14 consecutive defeats.

Highest Men's Cricket World Cup individual score 

New Zealand's Martin Guptil notched 237 not out against West Indies in 2015, bagging 24 fours and 11 sixes.

Most Men's Cricket World Cup career centuries

Rohit Sharma has scored the most World Cup centuries with seven, one more than David Warner and Sachin Tendulkar.

Most Men's Cricket World Cup runs

Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs in World Cup history with 2278. Moving up to second on the list is Virat Kohli with 1795, ahead of Australia legend Ricky Ponting on 1743.

In 2023, Kohli set a new record for most runs in a single World Cup, scoring 765 from 11 matches.

Fastest Men's Cricket World Cup fifty

New Zealand's Brendon McCullum scored an incredible half century in just 18 balls at the 2015 World Cup against England.

Fastest Men's Cricket World Cup century

Ireland's Kevin O'Brien had the record when he scored a 50-ball century against England at the 2011 World Cup but that was topped twice at the 2023 World Cup.

Aiden Markram managed the feat in a ball less before Glenn Maxwell's staggering 40-ball hundred against the Netherlands in Delhi.

Highest Men's Cricket World Cup partnership

West Indies' Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels notched an incredible 372 first wicket partnership against Zimbabwe in 2015.

Most career Men's Cricket World Cup wickets

Legendary Aussie bowler Glenn McGrath leads the way with 71 wickets in just 39 matches. 

His nearest active pursuer, is fellow Aussie Mitchell Starc, who currently sits on 65 World Cup wickets. Starc added three more wickets to his collection during the 2023 final against India.

Most wickets in a Men's Cricket World Cup tournament

Australia's Mitchell Starc set a new record in 2019 with a total of 27 wickets in 10 matches.

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